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going to speak today are not in my concern is about our children. will our children benefit from this event. our asian, latin, african- american children who are not exposed to the sport? i want to make sure that this document that you execute, sign, and approve have some options that expose our children to this opportunity. they will be what we see. until tiger woods started playing golf, there were not many african-american children excited about golf. if we can excite our children in the schools about sailing, about this opportunity, it is great. a rarely see anything -- anyone who looks like me or the diversity on this council. it is important that our children as part of this process. thank you very much. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> ♪ good luck to you and
america's cup, we can share ♪ ♪ sailing quiet blow on the water, i hope i will be there with you -- quite a leap, blow on the water, i hope i will be there with you. ♪ ♪ make the race precious, and the moment we can shraeare ♪ ♪ sailing the city blue, i will be there with you ♪ ♪ and i f i can't sail back, it will not make the race bear -- fair ♪ ♪ and the moment we two can share, i hope you care and can be there ♪
president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> the afternoon. i'm wishing you and early happy birthday. i am a new business owner in sixth street in san francisco and i am here to support america's cup. i really think it is going to bring -- it will stimulate the economy and create a lot of jobs. also be really great for small businesses in san francisco. and generate a lot of revenue. i really support that and i urge the board to vote in favor of america's cup. thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, president chiu, and members of the board of supervisors.
i am an entrepreneur and also a ceiling fan -- sailing fan. i am a member of the nonprofit organization, the goal is to inspire and involve high school students with an early involvement in technology and engineering. in the past, we supported youth sailing. this year, we are interested to leverage america's cup events to provoke their interest in wind power and engineering. just imagine the boats which can travel three times the speed of the wind. zipping around in the bay. i think it can be really inspiring. i myself am inspired to seek an alternative solution for wind power. i really admire the work you do
in building the great city of san francisco. i am inspired by your work to -- and hope to join in the public effort. making san francisco the best city in the free world. it is with this mindset i come before you to urge the board to vote and approved the america's cup. so it is only 17 months away from the main event which will be held in 2013 and a few months away for the first event in san francisco, will this be an amazing phenomenon or another ordinary event. it rests in our hands. president chiu: thank you, next speaker.
>> good afternoon. i wanted to speak to the issue of jobs and workforce. we and many of our coalition partners have been in many hearings over the past several months. stressing the importance of the america's cup and what it can do for the city but also with the message of insuring we have commitments to local hiring and prevailing wage on what we're going to do in terms of the bill out to prepare for the america's cup. i think today is a good day to finally get to this point where mike martin from the point has pointed out. we have gone through the documentation, we think it is good. eddie at brightline did some more analysis. told me this morning that the press conference on the one-year
anniversary of that local hiring policy were there. we want to move forward with this. it is important work to be done. it will create a lot of jobs, jobs in construction, at a time when we have record unemployment, prevailing wage seems to be in place and so again, after many months, we have got to a place where local hiring is that on the construction and the only question i would put out because we're trying to get the little bit of clarity. the prevailing wage around the temporary construction, that is what is referred to collectively, the bleachers in the america's cup village. it is not covered by the local hiring policy but the union is -- the unions doing the work are carpenters and engineers. local 510 has been involved. there was proposed basic craft agreement is -- which is the way that we would like to see them sign an commit to those
bleachers. it is work that has to be done the right way, the right wages, and a question we do not know but it would be important, as the basic craft agreement been signed? let's move forward. thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon. having gone through the workforce development plan, the latest generation, it has gone through a lot of improvement. no longer a hearing to the good faith efforts that were part of the draft several months ago and now complies to local hiring ordinance. we commend the authority and -- for taking the right steps in making sure hiring can happen on the permit construction work. there is one small typo in the actual draft that we did notice. that is on page 19 of the workforce development plan. if you go through page 342 of the entire package, it is a lot of pages to go through. there is a section on
contractual obligations. the local hiring policy will apply to construction contractors, $400,000 and above windt this should read construction contracts. it is a small typo but it is something that can lead to confusion in the implementation of local higher across the board. that is something to notice. -- local hire across the board. that is something to notice. looking forward to america's cup. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors and president. i am here representing cabrio, a pedicab service. besides the pedicab factor and we have a specific plan to expand which has a keystone with the america's cup, i want to talk about the fact that i am
also a sailor. this is something that is good for the bay area itself. something that has not been talked a lot -- about a lot. we are ready to take action. for me personally, i am excited because my 2-year-old son kai will be at the age we -- where he will be able to appreciate this. he will see the kind of benefit of this event coming to san francisco not just as the event itself but as a sailor, it will bring higher level of rents -- events. there is a lot of things that can happen just beyond this event. i am happy to enter the action face. i support this and i hope you vote on it. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, the supervisors. i have been before you numerous times. -- good afternoon, supervisors.
i represent small businesses, i do that for living. i have clients waiting for signatures on pieces of paper so we can move forward. we have gone through a a whole lot of work to try to get here today. i would like everybody to leave today in a positive, upbeat mode and carried the smile and positive energy to the world about what san francisco can do and hopefully, the press will be more kind to us people who have been dedicated the last two years to make this event happened. we can all walk tall, proud, and happy that this event will happen today and i can get my contracts signed after you guys sign your contracts and we can get the cash flows -- going -- cash flow going. it needs to be done now. thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker.
>> president chiu and supervisors. i am the operations manager for san francisco's annual fleet week. i think it is important to set the tone and understanding that fleet week is the city and county event that is executed by the order directors of the san francisco fleet week association. very capably led by my boss, who could not be here today. he sent me to just say that whatever decision you make and i have not had the opportunity to read their redefined development agreement, that we remember that appear 30 and 32 is important to flee week. -- pier 30 and 32 is important to flee tweet. we raise all our funds through corporate sponsorships. critical to our 501c3 status. fleet week plays a huge part in
it. that is where we put the aircraft carrier. some of you have participated in our senior leadership seminar. it is bringing 1.5 million citizens to a free event of the public every year since -- as we have for 31 years. then mayor feinstein introduce the event. critical to this is pier 30 and 32. we executed an event, remember that 30 and 32, we're willing to share but we factor that into the decision to go forward with this new agreement. thank you very much. we are in discussion with the america's cup. it is a civic event as well which we would hope would go forward.
thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> thankyo you, president chiu and supervisors. i am that commodore of the san francisco yacht club. i wish to convey these speakers and join them to convey our strong advocacy for the resolution in front of you to bring the cup to our great city. we have 2450 members and over 150 employees. we are a nonprofit corporation and are a substantial rent paying tenant. we're already seeing the big economic benefits and the jobs creation that we're hoping to see from the america's cup. those benefits that go beyond the short-term effect of tourist revenue. in addition, san francisco's national and international perception and a steam will be
broadened through extensive media exposure, leading to more opportunities in the future for more growth, tourism, and jobs even after the america's cup may be gone. additionally, this event will provide an impetus for investing and further improvement programs which will continue to benefit the city for many decades to come. we urge you to join all the other speakers who are pro- america's cup to approve this resolution today so that preparations can begin for this great event without delay. thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> hi, everyone. i wanted to speak to and thank the members of the board of supervisors who have wanted to put an arts component as part of the america's cup and have raised their concerns that it was not, especially supervisor eric mar which was the first to raise his voice about that.
supervisor avalos and supervisor kim in committee and supervisor campos who joined to voice his support for the arts. we have 200 individual artists that have been coming to meetings about the america's cup over the last year and numerous artists that are planning projects and events, they are raising money on their own to do this. as we have said in the past, we are committed to being involved, we are committed to helping the authority increase its corporate sparser ships -- sponsorships. we will do our part to increase the american -- the economic impact. thank you very much. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. if there are other speakers, please come forward. >> thank you. i support the proposal and i
hope we get a lot of jobs. i am here for jobs. i think you. -- thank you. president chiu: thank you, next speaker. >> "the race is on in an exciting way." mayor ed lee. i moved to get involved in the america's cup. it is time to take action to bring the america's cup to san francisco bay. the future of the of that lies in your vote. the organizing body of the race management and event authority have done their part to transform the sport into a high- tech, high-adrenaline, high spectacle. i urge you to vote in support of the america's cup. it is of global and international significance. thank you for your support. president chiu: thank you.
are there any other speakers? this comment is closed. supervisor delonte -- olague, you had a question. supervisor olague: this could be directed to -- you had the opportunity to meet. we started some of these conversations before the latest agreement when it was a far more aggressive project, i would argue. i do believe that -- there was an interesting point raised. how do we try to connect some of the tourist or visitors in what is going on in some of the
districts? fillmore has revitalized the jazz district there and there is a lot of positive movement in that neighborhood. he worked with the brothers for change and the caterers. how do we make sure the small businesses also benefit from some of the hopefully, some of the potential we have that we achieved through the america's cup event. i am wondering how we can continue to make sure we make those connections. another gentleman raised the issue of youth and making sure they have some access to learning more about sailing, perhaps, and the sort of thing. earlier i introduced along with a couple of other supervisors in my work with the youth commission on resolution that
has to do with hiring of youth and creating some employment for you during the summer. it seems there might be some possibility for that. i have talked to others associated with this project about this. we never got to place because of the upheaval around the project to ever putting down specifics. is this in the works or this -- is this something we can continue to work on? >> it is something we can continue to work on. there is a youth involvement plan that talks about the things that have been put forward. we have taken the initial draft of that plan to the youth commission and heard some feedback. a yes vote unleashes the creativity about how do we link the neighborhoods to this event because that is final. it is not hoped for thing and how we
deliver on the promise, getting pem out of the neighborhoods, going to the small businesses and getting people to understand there's more than san francisco than the waterfront and when they aren't racing we enjoy the benefit of those people coming to our city. the work force development plan includes a local small business component as well. we'll be continuing to work with them to try to implement that the way we can to make sense but we as a city see it with ways to part with the organizing committee which served as a leading role in sustainability and tried to pivot them around to things we are hearing excitement like do a hack-a-thon or do new apps that help people learn about the neighborhoods and learn about san francisco and get people away thinking we're a one-trick pony and here's our great waterfront. i would be happy to work with you and the office and the fillmore to understand how that works. commissioner olague: in district 5 alone we have several neighborhood commercial
corridors, lower haight, inner sunset, so i think there's a lot of potential if we can start to educate people through the aps about all the unique neighborhoods we have. >> another piece i'd like to hiled, -- highlight, also, we'll have tourists coming to the event with information using a clipper car instead of renting a car from the airport and that's a good communication for a lot of things, saying this is what san francisco brings to you, can we teach you what we're trying to do with bike sharing or other ways to get around the city. these are all opportunities and the sky is the limit to tie them together in a way that makes 2013 uniquely productive. commissioner olague: if we could continue to converse on these things that would be great. president chiu: thank you. colleagues, before we proceed, unless -- actually supervisor farrell? ? supervisor farrell: a quick comment and quick request.
one real quick, i want to say thanks to your staff. you've been working hard and i know there's been a lot of dislocation the last week but i think to publicly commend you guys for doing a great job representing the city and being flexible. i know certainly with the neighborhoods in district 2 we talk about all the time, i want to thank you and the request to add on we continue to be vigilant and want to say publicly about how that aspect changes continually but how to be engaged in waterfront experience but we continue to work to make sure that is protected as a long term resource for everyone here. . president chiu: we're engaged with the park conservancy and hope we find something to satisfy the reasonable request they've made. >> great, thanks. president chiu: colleagues, i know we close public comment. why don't we close the hearing in the committee of the whole and reconvene as the board of supervisors unless there's an objection, we're going to go ahead and do that.
supervisor farrell, do you have anything else? president chiu? president chiu: thank you, first of all, colleagues, i'd like to move the amendment as a whole that has been provided to us by city staff and i'd just like to state that as some of you know, obviously in 2010 i was one of a number of sponsors of our original america's cup bid because i did think of it as an important opportunity for the city and obviously between 2010-2012, a number of things have changed, aspects of the deal changed, financial assumptions changed, and we did have some difficult discussions. and i know that there are mixed perspectives about what may have happened over the last couple of months. that being said, i do think today the approvals we have in front of us are absolutely worthy of our support and think they are appropriately focused on the race over the next two years and this is a solid set of agreements. we are bringing an incredible, international sporting event to the national amphitheater of the bay and bringing
significant economic opportunities and making infrastructure improvements on the waterfront that will have an impact for years. so colleagues, at this time i'd like to ask that we move this amendment as a whole, that we move these motions, and i want to thank all of the various stakeholders who have taken part in this fairly long journey of this first leg of our voyage. i want to thank mr. martin and mr. benson and the many colleagues throughout city staff who worked hard on this. i want to thank the event authority, mr. barkley, and your colleagues. i'd like to thank the organizing committee. i think i saw mr. beal here and many folks have been working with you and this truly has been a joint partnership and one we'll continue to work with together as we prepare in the coming months and in the coming years so with that at this point, i'd like to make a motion to amend and hope we move this forward. >> we have motion to amend item 4 outlining the amendment of a whole. can we have a second to that motion so we have a second by supervisor kim? supervisor kim?
supervisor kim: thank you, supervisor campos. i also want to reiterate my support for the resolution before us today. i know within the public there's a lot of confusion between the development and the event itself and i think that this board fairly unanimously supports america's cup being staged in the city and county of san francisco and we're excited to see this event come to us and i'm also appreciative of the work the city has done on the event and also to the america's cup organizing committee for working so closely with the city. i saw there were amendments to the resolution, around the amounts that have been committed to the city regarding the costs that will be incurred. as we move along, and also appreciated that on the resolution we took into account if we weren't able to meet our fundraising goals, we would be able to look at some cost saving measures for the city. but i do appreciate the work that's gone through this and of course to mr. buhl which is here as well and it's tough work which you're going to do
but we appreciate it and the event is important to the city and will be supporting this resolution moving forward. supervisor campos: on the motion to amend item 4, we can take that without objection, motion passes. colleagues, unless there is an objection, we can take items 4 and 5 together and madam clerk, if we can have a roll call. >> on item 4 as amended and item 5, supervisor kim? supervisor kim: aye. >> supervisor mar? >>i. >> supervisor olague? >> aye. >> supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> avalos, aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> 11 ayes.
if forecasters -- if folk coos take their conversations outside the room. thank you. and with that we have one special commendation today and will be offered by our colleague, supervisor mark farrell. supervisor farrell. supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. colleagues and members of the public today, i am both happy and p sad but very honored to be presenting a certificate of honor and commendation to a good friend and a really important part of our fabric here in san francisco for the past number of years. cindy brannan. cindy, come on up here. [applause] so everyone, cindy for the past seven years has been the executive director of san francisco safe here in our city. safe for those of you who don't know, i believe most of you know of it, it's